Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

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Slow Cooker Guinness Irish Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 5 Celery Stalk
  • 4 Carrot
  • 1 Onion
  • 4-6 Red Potatoes
  • 3 tsp Powdered Beef Bullion
  • 1 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 156ml Tomato Paste
  • 250ml Guinness Beer (or your stout beer of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2lbs AAA Rib Steak, Cubed
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Directions

Brown beef cubes over medium heat.  Wash and chop vegetables to preferred size.  Caramelize onions, carrots and celery on stove top.  Add beef cubes, potatoes and caramelized vegetables to crock pot.  Pour in Guiness and mix dry ingredients EXCEPT cornstarch, stir.  Add water until crock pot is full and carefully stir again.  Cover and set your slowcooker to low for 8-9hrs cooking time or high for 4-5hrs cooking time.  Thicken stew just before serving by dissolving cornstarch in 1/3 cup of water and very slowly mixing into stew, continue to stir briefly.  Stew will begin to thicken in approx 5-7min.

 

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Plate and serve with a traditional Irish Soda Bread, or other "crusty" type bread. 

(**Pro tip:  If you find Guinness Stout too bitter you can replace with a Cream Ale like KilKenny)

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